March 24, 2020
Let us begin by expressing our hope that you are well during this unprecedented time of uncertainty. We recognize the service disruptions due to the public health crisis of COVID-19. We also want to assure you that the Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative continues to operate in a manner that protects and serves our employees, volunteers, and clients.
While the City of Attleboro closed our office building temporarily, our AAIC staff continues to be at work remotely. Even in light of the Statewide Stay-At-Home Advisory, AAIC / Food n’ Friends is able to stay open (designated as an essential service provider).
We remain committed to ensuring that the needs of our community are met. However, please be aware of the following changes to our programming. All meals are being served “to-go” as noted until further notice:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 4:30pm
First Baptist Church, 118 South Main Street, Attleboro
(drive-thru and walk-up available)
Tuesdays at 4:30pm
First Baptist Church, 52 North Main Street, Mansfield
Wednesdays at 4pm
First Baptist Church, 75 Park Street, North Attleboro
Saturdays at 11am
Centenary United Methodist Church, 15 Sanford Street, Attleboro
- Meals are free and available to all
- We ask that you give ample room alongside your neighbor while you pick up your meal
- If you are not feeling well, please ask a friend / family member / neighbor to pick the meal up for you
- As we are made aware of any schedule changes, they will be posted here (AttleboroAIC.org)
Fundraising remains critical, particularly at this challenging time. If you are able to help us fill the gap from hunger to hope, here is the online donation link: attleboroareainterfaithcollaborative.charityproud.org/Donate
With our program Food n’ Friends celebrating 35 years, we are well aware that food access has always been of concern:
- 1 in 7 children in Bristol County do not reliably have enough food to eat
- 9% of households in Massachusetts face food insecurity
We know this issue of food insecurity has only increased. Our work continues to be essential. We will not lose sight of our mission to alleviate hunger in our local communities. #TogetherWeServe
For those who planned to attend our Easter Sunrise Service, new details will be shared here (AttleboroAIC.org) on how to participate virtually.
In closing, know that we take the responsibility of taking care of our community’s daily living and spiritual needs very seriously. It is our commitment to be there when you need us. If you have any questions, please continue to reach out:
- Food n’ Friends and Resource Junction, contact Adrianna Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Interfaith Chaplain, contact Pastor Bert, email@example.com
For additional information, please visit us online at:
Thank you to the emergency personnel, health workers, community leaders, and hunger helpers for meeting essential needs.
Thank you to the public for doing your part to flatten the curve and to support each other in kind ways.
Yours in faith and fellowship,